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'''Daniel Defoe''' (; c. 166024 April 1731),According to Paul Duguid in [http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/1405/1323 "Limits of self organization"], ''First Monday'' (11 September 2006): "Most reliable sources hold that the date of Defoe's birth was uncertain and may have fallen in 1659 or 1661. The day of his death is also uncertain." born '''Daniel Foe''', was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer and spy. He is most famous for his novel ''Robinson Crusoe'', which is second only to the Bible in its number of translations. Defoe is noted for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, as he helped to popularise the form in Britain with others such as Aphra Behn and Samuel Richardson, and is among the founders of the English novel."Defoe", ''The Oxford Companion to English Literature'', ed. Margaret Drabble. (Oxford: Oxford University Press,1996), p. 265. Defoe wrote many...
Birth date1659–1660
Birth placeLondon, England
Death date24 April 1731 (aged 70–72)
Death placeLondon, England
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationWriter, journalist, merchant
GenreAdventure
InfluencedJohann Wyss, Jonathan Swift, George Orwell, Virginia Woolf
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